Up until now, the radio station had ensured that 50% of the music played was by BIPOC artists, however, they have resolved that this “isn’t enough”.
Sydney’s FBi Radio have committed to a full day of programming music by Black and First Nations artists every month in an effort to amplify their voices.
“Up until now, FBi Radio has ensured that 50% of the music we play is made by BIPOC artists,” FBi wrote. “We acknowledge that this isn’t enough, and are working to increase this quota.”
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From today onwards, we’re committing to a full day of music programming by Black & First Nations artists each & every month. This very small step is one of many we’re taking to better amplify, platform and centre Black and First Nations voices. In our bio link you’ll find a playlist of Black & First Nations artists – from which you can purchase music directly via @bandcamp – feat. the likes of @sampa_the_great, @aliceskye, @dispossessed.people, @_okenyo_ + many more. If you’re a music lover looking to show your support, opening your wallet is a good place to start☝️
“This very small step is one of many we’re taking to better amplify, platform and centre Black and First Nations voices,” they continued.
The station have also created a playlist of Black and First Nations artists, including Sampa the Great, Alice Skye, Genesis Owusu, Dispossessed, and more, encouraging listeners to head to Bandcamp and purchase their music.
If you head to the FBi website, you’ll also find an incredibly helpful list of anti-racism resources, including details about petitions and protests, as well as material to read, and accounts and organisations to follow.